Cullen in demand for loans

QPR are rivalling Charlton Athletic for the loan signing of Josh Cullen in the Championship next season.

The 23-year-old West Ham midfielder had a successful season for the Addicks last season. And Charlton boss Lee Bowyer would love to bring Cullen back for the 2019-20 Championship season. The South London Press has been told that QPR are the favourites.

Cullen was on International duty with the Republic of Ireland over the summer but has already joined up with the first team squad in Switerzland where Manual Pellegrini wants to take a close look at him before making a decision whether to loan him out or not.

Another factor is Cullen counts as a homegrown player and might be required to stay in the squad to make the correct quota.

The 23-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract with West Ham so the next 12 months make or break for the youngster who joined the Hammers aged 14.


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8 comments on “Cullen in demand for loans

  1. So, just why is it the QPR are deemed as being favourites to get Cullen on loan?
    He had a fantastic season with CAFC last time out, won the play off final and was one of the best players in s very good team. What’s not to like.

    • Thass jus wot I think, e should stay dahn our gaff cos thass where e belongs n thass all there is to it.

  2. If Obiang leaves we might want to keep Cullen as a more defensive minded midfielder

  3. What’s the point in having a ‘homegrown player’ in the squad if there are absolutely no plans to use him?

    I was worried about the ‘home grown’ quota until I heard Man City only had about 4 homn grown players last season. It means nothing, only that you can only submit a 21 man squad rather than 25. But in reality, if you are making up numbers with players you have no intention of playing (Moses Makasi) then what’s the point of naming them? You still have the academy players to fall back on.

    I like Cullen, it would be nice to see him succeed at West Ham but he’s 23 now and if Pellegrini decides after pre-season that he isn’t good enough then we should be looking to sell him rather than another loan. We probably would get about 2-3m for him and I would also insert large sell on clause (not profit).

    • Because you need 8 home grown players for a squad of 25 whether they play or not

      They can’t be loaned out.

      We lost two in carroll and Masaki and gained one in David martin

      • I understand that but what’s the point in a squad of 25 if it’s made up of 4 home grown players who you have no intention of playing. You may as well just have a squad of 21.

  4. Well Stuart
    Yes can see your point completely, but that ugly term money might well come into it and his agent perhaps being greedy and all sorts of things come in to play.
    Of course, I would love to see him back.

    • Hey John,
      You make a good point, we have already seen this issue with Joe joining the Gets?!
      Let’s hope Roly sells us before the transfer window closes.

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